Tagged: United States

Unprecedented Bill Introduced in US Congress to Deny Israel Aid, Protect Children, and Promote Human News Roundup
David Palumbo-Liu, Huffington Post

Unprecedented Bill Introduced in US Congress to Deny Israel Aid, Protect Children, and Promote Human

On Tuesday, November 14, Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the “Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act.” The eight original co-sponsors included Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. This piece of legislation has attracted international attention—human rights groups such as the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker charity, and Amnesty International, have come out in support.

about 6 days ago
Israel Uses U.S. Tax Dollars to Abuse Palestinian Children. This Bill Would Put an End to That. News Roundup
Zaid Jilani, The Intercept

Israel Uses U.S. Tax Dollars to Abuse Palestinian Children. This Bill Would Put an End to That.

Children ad teenagers are frequent victims of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. They face physical abuse by Israeli military forces and are shuffled through an unfair court system without access to legal counsel or even their parents. The United States has long subsidized these abuses, giving billions of dollars in military aid to Israel every year. Now, a group of Democratic members of Congress is saying enough is enough.

about 1 week ago
Gov. Hogan’s Executive Order Stifles Free Speech Op-Eds & Analysis
Paul G. Pinsky, Jimmy Tarlau, The Baltimore Sun

Gov. Hogan’s Executive Order Stifles Free Speech

This week, Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order into law that threatens the First Amendment right of Maryland residents to engage in boycotts and other economic acts of conscience. While it singles out boycotts in support of Palestinian rights in particular, this executive order amounts to an attack on the constitutionally protected right to free speech and the democratic process itself, and it should be rejected by all Marylanders regardless of their views on Israel and Palestine.

on October 26, 2017
Houston Suburb Conditions Hurricane Relief Money On Residents’ Vow Not To Boycott Israel News Roundup
Jessica Schulberg, Huffington Post

Houston Suburb Conditions Hurricane Relief Money On Residents’ Vow Not To Boycott Israel

A suburb outside of Houston is requiring residents who were affected by Hurricane Harvey to certify that they do not boycott Israel in order to apply for grant money to rebuild their home or business. Dickinson, Texas, located alongside a bayou about 30 miles southeast of Houston, suffered extensive damage during the hurricane that tore through the area two months ago.

on October 20, 2017
Meeting with Trump Comes at Time of Crisis for Palestine Leader News Roundup
Julian Borger, The Guardian

Meeting with Trump Comes at Time of Crisis for Palestine Leader

Expectations have been set low for meetings between US presidents and Palestinian leaders for many years now, but never as low as the hopes for Donald Trump’s first meeting with Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, Middle East observers argue.

on May 2, 2017
Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Nadia Hijab and Zaha Hassan, The Hill

Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine

President Trump says he wants “to see peace” between Israel and the Palestinians. No one would disagree. But how is a peace agreement to be reached after decades of failed negotiations? And will it meet the...

on May 1, 2017
Suite Seeks Recognition for Pro-Palestinian Group News Roundup
Elizabeth Redden, Inside HigherEd

Suite Seeks Recognition for Pro-Palestinian Group

Four students are suing Fordham University for refusing to recognize a Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. The lawsuit, filed in New York State’s Supreme Court, argues that in denying recognition to the SJP chapter...

on April 27, 2017
Senators Advance Bill Defining Antisemitism on South Carolina Campuses News Roundup
Andrew Brown, The Post & Courier

Senators Advance Bill Defining Antisemitism on South Carolina Campuses

A panel of state senators advanced a bill Thursday that would lay out a specific definition for antisemitism on South Carolina college campuses, as opponents argued it could restrict thoughtful critiques of Israeli policy.

on April 27, 2017
Students Sue Fordham Over School’s Refusal To Recognize Pro-Palestine Club News Roundup
David Colon, Gothamist

Students Sue Fordham Over School’s Refusal To Recognize Pro-Palestine Club

A new lawsuit accuses Fordham University administrators of unfairly blocking recognition for a pro-Palestinian student organization on campus. In announcing the lawsuit, students represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights...

on April 26, 2017
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